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Big Chompy Bird Hunting (#52)
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Members only? Yes
Release date 18 May 2004 (Update)
Quest series Ogre
Official difficulty Intermediate
Official length Short
Developer Tytn H
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Details Edit

Start point Quest Speak to Rantz, far east of Feldip Hills.
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description Rantz the Ogre needs to feed his demanding children, Fycie and Bugs, so he wants to go Big Chompy Bird hunting. Problem is, he's all fingers and thumbs when it comes to making ogre arrows.

Could someone please give him a hand?

Length Short-medium
Items required
Enemies to defeat Level 64 wolves (optional)

Walkthrough Edit

Talking to Rantz

Talking to Rantz

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The start of the quest (in red) the location for the toads. (in blue)

Talk to Rantz, he is located south-east of Gu'Tanoth. Some ways to get to him include using the Gnome glider, trading for a Feldip Hills teleport with other players, the Nightmare Zone minigame teleport, or the Fairy ring system (A•K•S). Rantz is hungry and wants you to help him make arrows for his unusually large bow, so he can hunt the Chompy bird.

Like any arrow, Ogre arrows need feathers, a shaft and a tip.

NOTE: You must make the Ogre arrows from scratch, otherwise Rantz will not accept them.

Making the Arrowtips Edit

You need to start the quest before you can have the ability to make the arrowtips.

Wolfbone arrow tips
  • Kill a few wolves (level 64) in the crater to the south-west of Rantz for wolf bones.
  • Use a chisel on the wolf bones to produce arrow tips.
  • Note: When chiseling the wolf bones, you receive a random amount of arrowheads (2-6 estimated).

Making the Shafts Edit

Cutting an Achey Tree

Cutting an Achey tree.

  • Chop down a few Achey Trees nearby for Achey tree logs (you'll need around 5 logs - Rantz himself wants 6 arrows, and you will probably want a few of your own).
  • Use a knife on the logs to produce some arrow shafts.

Making the Arrows Edit

The cave Edit

  • Return to Rantz, and give him the arrows. He then tells you about the swamp toads that his sons like to play with..
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    Talking to one of the sons.

  • Ask Rantz all of the questions that are listed, or else you won't be able to open the chest later.
  • Enter the cave entrance north of Rantz.
  • Speak to Rantz' children in the cave. They will inform you that Rantz locked their ogre bellows in the chest. The chest is closed and weighted shut with a large rock.
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    Opening the chest.

  • Attempt to unlock the chest. Unsuccessful attempts will reduce your Strength by 1.
  • Search the chest to retrieve the bellows (make sure to search it right away, or it may lock again).

The inflatable toads Edit

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Filling the bellows and using it on the toads.

  • Head back to where you found the wolves. A little west to the wolves, you will find a swamp. (See the first picture of the walkthrough.)
  • Use the bellows on the swamp bubbles in the swamp, at the southern end of the swamp pond. You get three shots with the gas filled bellows before it needs to be filled again.
  • Use the bellows on a toad again to get a bloated toad and you will catch it and put it in your inventory. Get 3 toads.

The chompy and the hunt Edit

  • Return to Rantz and talk to him. He will show you where you need to place the toads to lure the chompy birds out.
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    The perfect spot for dropping toads.

  • Drop a toad on the spot (a yellow flashing arrow will mark it). Don't stay too close to the bait, but make sure it is in visible range. Occasionally, waiting too long results in the bait disappearing. Continue placing the bait until you have no more left. On a successful lure, a chompy bird will appear. Rantz will take a shot at it, but he will miss. He will complain that the arrows don't fly straight.
  • Talk to Rantz and offer to help shoot for him. He will agree and
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    A wild Chompy bird appeared!

    give you his ogre bow. (If you're quick getting the bow, the already spawned chompy bird can be killed).
  • Head back down to the clearing and place another toad (it doesn't have to be on the exact tile indicated at first).
  • Wield the bow and arrows and when the bird appears, range it. If the bird doesn't appear or it flies away before you can kill it, keep placing bloated toads to lure the Chompies back.
  • Once you kill a Chompy, pluck the carcass and take the raw chompy back to Rantz. He now wants you to cook it as well.

Cooking the chompy bird Edit

Rantz will name a special ingredient that he wants the bird to be cooked with. He will also tell you to ask the children what they would like the bird seasoned with.
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Cooking the Chompy!

  • Travel to the cave and ask each of the two Ogre children what they want the Chompy seasoned with. In all, you will need three different ingredients, but only one bird.
  • It's different from player to player what the ogres want on the Chompy, but here's a quick list of where to get it all.
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    Seasoning locations

    Onion: A little bit to the west of the south-eastern swamp, there's a fire, and some ogres growing them.
    • Doogle leaf: West of the eastern-most swamp, respawn of 4.
    • Equa leaf: You can get this south-east of Rantz.
    • Tomato: West of the swamp on a stool.
    • Potato: A bit south-east of Rantz (same area as cabbage).
    • Cabbage: South-east of Rantz, right beside the equa leaf.
  • Use the bird on the spit north of Rantz while holding all three ingredients. Present Rantz with his delicious seasoned cooked chompy bird.

Reward Edit

Big Chompy Bird Hunting reward scroll

Music Unlocked Edit

  • Chompy Hunt

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